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1821, Six ordinances issued by Major General Andrew Jackson
Broadsides, consisting of six ordinances signed in Pensacola by Major General Andrew Jackson, Governor of the Provinces of the Floridas. These
broadsides, issued in 1821 shortly after the treaty ceding this land to the United States, were bilingual: English in the left column and Spanish in the
right. Specifically, the ordinance dated August 21 set fees for various duties of a Justice of the Peace in West Florida, and mandated fines if any
justice overcharged. The July 19th ordinance directed the Board of Health to quarantine and administer certain health procedures for vessels coming from
certain locations and during specific times. The ordinance of July 18 estalished the City Council of Pensacola, consisting of a major and six
alderman. A fine for serving liquor to United States soldiers was also added. On July 21st, the ordinance set citizenship process for former Spanish colony
inhabitants living in the newly ceded province to become United State citizens. Another ordinance on that same day also established the court system
and procedures. Finally, the ordinance on September 6th established that the Board of Health would have the responsibility of all medical and health
issues in Pensacola.
Title:   [Six ordinances issued by Major General Andrew Jackson]
OCLC Number:   960880150
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